President Jim Webb?

The two-year race to replace President Obama in the White House has its first semi-official contender:...

November 20, 2014

How Lame Will the Lame-Duck Be?

First, and sadly, I need to acknowledge the death of a great figure from Congress, Bill Frenzel of Minnesota....

November 20, 2014

Are Buffalo Bills Tickets Worth Shoveling 220,000 Tons of Snow?

As of Wednesday evening, the Buffalo Bills still planned to host their Sunday game against the hapless...

November 19, 2014


Hillary’s Silence on Iran and Immigration Reform

Two weeks after the midterms, we now know that President Obama is headed toward collisions with the Republican...

November 19, 2014

Imperfect Union: The Constitution Didn't Foresee Divided Government

“The president is completely ignoring the will of the American voters, who turned out on Election Day and overwhelmingly...

November 18, 2014

A State of Emergency Returns to Missouri

Less than a week after announcing preparations for possible unrest, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared...

November 17, 2014


Rikers Needs ‘Culture Change,’ Mayor de Blasio Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio, in his most extensive comments on the violence at the Rikers Island jail complex,...

November 20, 2014

Southwest Pilots Seek Mediation

The union that represents 8,000 Southwest Airlines Co. pilots said it officially filed for mediation...

November 20, 2014

Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again

Economist Jonathan Gruber set off a new debate over healthcare this week with his, let’s say, indelicate...

November 20, 2014


FIFA Ethics Report Will Get Independent Review

The ethics committee chairmen Michael J. Garcia and Hans-Joachim Eckert will let an auditor decide whether...

November 20, 2014

Huffington Post Is Said to Be in Talks to Host a Jill Abramson Journalism Start-Up

Ms. Abramson, a former New York Times editor, and the journalist Steven Brill are said to be in talks...

November 20, 2014

Nothing Unites Congress Like Fighting Nazis

There is still one group of people who can prompt the bitterly divided parties in Congress to spring...

November 20, 2014


Assassin’s Creed Meets the French Revolution, and the Left Rebels Again

Critics say the video game’s latest version is excessively sympathetic to the monarchy and disrespectful...

November 20, 2014

City Room: New York Today: Plastic Bag Talk

Thursday: Weighing in on a 10-cent plastic bag fee, a warmer day, and a silent performance group.

November 20, 2014

California Couple Stops Photographing Weddings to Avoid Having to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremonies

A California photography company has announced that it will no longer shoot wedding photography after...

November 20, 2014


EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

November 20, 2014

For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad An Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014

The Architecture of Loss: How to Redesign After a School Shooting

Good architects strive to balance design and function while listening closely to a client’s emotional...

November 20, 2014


California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's...

November 20, 2014

Robots at Work and Play

Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care,...

November 19, 2014

From The Lecture Hall to The Skating Rink

The way teachers educate their students about science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, has come...

November 18, 2014


Obama's immigration speech: What to watch for

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited overhaul of U.S. immigration rules -- potentially...

November 20, 2014

Country singer comes out as gay

Country star Ty Herndon has something to share: He's an "out, proud and happy gay man."

November 20, 2014

Bill Cosby facing litany of allegations

It seems lately as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby's image...

November 20, 2014


Russell Brand charms CNN hosts

Russell Brand joins "New Day" to talk about his new book and comedy special.

November 20, 2014

'I am buried in my own house'

From belly flop to doggie igloo ... CNN's Jeanne Moos picks the best pix (real and bogus) from the monster...

November 20, 2014

Search of Ferguson e-mails raises questions

Experts challenge assumption contractor made while searching messages after shooting.        

November 20, 2014